How Much Does It Cost to Reside a House?

Angi Staff
Written by Angi Staff
Updated February 17, 2022
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Photo: Courtesy of Angi member Tracy R., of Pewaukee, Wisc.

It costs between $2,900 and $44,000 to reside a house

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If you’re looking to add beauty and extra protection to your home’s exterior, residing is a great option. Residing a house can cost anywhere between $2,900 and $43,000 depending on factors like square footage, material type, and labor charges. Let’s take a closer look at how much it should cost you to reside your house. 

What Is Siding?

Let’s start from the beginning—what exactly is siding? Your home’s siding is the visible, finished vertical surface of your home. Siding can be made from many materials, but some of the most popular home siding materials are wood, vinyl, metal, fiber cement, brick veneer, and stone veneer. Siding is finished off with fascia boards and molding around doors and windows.

Average Cost for Home Siding

Your siding materials make up more than half of the cost of a siding project. Here’s a look at the most common ones: 

  • Wood siding: Genuine wood clapboard, cedar siding, board and batten, or engineered wood siding runs around $2 to $6 per square foot

  • Aluminum siding: Costlier than vinyl, aluminum runs about $3 to $4 per square foot.

  • Vinyl siding: More affordable than wood, vinyl siding costs around $2 to $3 per square foot.

  • Vinyl log siding: Looking like real logs, vinyl log siding costs about $3 to $9 per square foot.

  • Fiber cement siding: Made from cellulose, cement, and other ingredients, this synthetic material costs between $0.70 and $5 per square foot.

  • Brick veneer: Because it is available in a wide range of types, brick veneer costs range from $3 to $10 per square foot.

  • Stone veneer: Whether artificial or natural, stone runs $8 to $11 per square foot.

Factors That Influence Cost to Reside a House

You’ll want to hire a siding professional to reside your house; those labor charges will influence your overall project price. Some siding materials are easier to work with, faster to install, and more commonly used than other siding materials. All those factors will affect installation costs, as will seasonal variations, the popularity of a particular type of siding, and the height and design of your home. 

Breaking Down Cost to Reside by Materials 

  • Vinyl, wood, engineered wood, aluminum, and fiber cement siding labor costs for installation will run $1 to $2 per square foot

  • Brick, stone, and vinyl log siding will cost between $3 to $13 per square foot

As an example, if you were to reside with wood on a 2,000-square-foot, one-story house (which would amount to roughly 1,500 square feet of siding), it would run you between $2,900 and $8,500. But that same abode in stone would cost between $24,000 and $43,000 to complete. So yeah, materials make quite a difference when it comes to your budget.

Always get bids and references for a siding project from three local, reliable siding contractors with local physical addresses.

Many local conditions could affect the labor charges and the costs to reside a house. Be sure to ask about licensing, workers' compensation insurance, and liability protection.

Other Costs to Consider When Residing

Unless you have a newly constructed home waiting for siding, you’ll have to pay for the removal of old siding materials. Underneath the siding, you and your contractor may be unpleasantly surprised by some issues that pop up and require fixing. Issues that could drive up costs include:

  • Rotted sheathing

  • Insect or animal damage

  • Trapped moisture

If you live in a homeowner association (HOA), you may need to pay for permits to reside your home. Some other costs to consider: local building permits and carting costs to remove the old materials. 

A good rule of thumb? Once you and your siding pro have settled on a material and color, plan on adding 12% of the total cost as a cushion for unexpected costs.

Most siding contractors will negotiate terms where they accept one-third of the total project estimated costs before the job begins, one-third on the project's first day, and one-third as final payment upon completion and inspection.

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